A system used by Maine and Nebraska whereby a candidate gets one electoralvote for each Congressional district he or she wins AND the winner of thestatewide popular votes gets an additional two electoral votes
– A person chosen by his or her state
legislature to cast a vote for president in the Electoral College
– The rule stating that illegally
seized evidence may not be used at trial.
- Supreme Court case holding that
states must provide attorneys for poor criminal defendants.
v Ohio (1961)
– Supreme Court case holding that
states must follow the exclusionary rule.
Miranda v Arizona (1966)
- Supreme Court case holding that a
defendant’s confession may not be used at trial unless the government informed
the defendant of his rights before the confession.
A system whereby each
candidate would get a percentage of a state’s electoral votes roughly
equivalent to the percentage of the state’s popular vote they received. E.g., if Obama wins 60% of Maryland and McCain wins 40%, then Obama
gets 6 electoral votes and McCain gets 4.
Not currently used in any states.
–– A state in which one
candidate has overwhelming support.
Because most states have a winner-take-all system, candidates spend very
little time in these states.
– The judicial doctrine holding that
the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment requires states to comply with most
of the liberties listed in the Bill of Rights.
– A state in which no
presidential candidate appears to have overwhelming support. As a
result, candidates spend a great deal of time and money in these
A system whereby the
candidate who wins the popular vote in a state gets all of the state’s
electoral votes. E.g., if Obama wins 60%
and McCain wins 40%, then Obama gets 10 electoral votes and McCain gets 0.